The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
| Editors: Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Shephard, Ronald William (1912–1982)

  • W. Erwin Diewert
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Shephard was born in Portland, Oregon, or 22 November 1912 and died in Berkeley, California, on 22 July 1982.


Cost functions Distance function Duality Homothetic production function Index numbers Production functions Shephard, R. W. Shephard’s lemma 
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  • W. Erwin Diewert
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